O, Lord, around thine altar now

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1. O Lord, around Thine altar now,
To supplicate Thy grace,
As children we would humbly bow
And seek our Father’s face.

2. Hide not from us, our Father dear,
Thy gracious smiles, we pray;
But let Thy love dispel our fear
And draw us near to Thee.

3. Let Thy great light illume our souls,
And guide our erring feet;
Thy Spirit o’er us hold control
And keep us from deceit.

4. Then, gracious God, accept us now,
From Thy great throne above,
Help each to pay his sacred vow,
And fill us with Thy love.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5055

Author: Charles Derry

Born: Ju­ly 25, 1826, Blox­wich, Staf­ford­shire, England. Died: Ju­ly 16, 1921, Wood­bine, Io­wa. Buried: Woodbine Cemetery, Wood­bine, Io­wa. Derry em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca with his fam­i­ly in 1854, where he unit­ed with the Re­or­gan­ized Church on March 3, 1861. That same day he was or­dained an elder; Au­gust 3, 1861, a se­ven­ty; April 8, 1965, an apos­tle, serv­ing in that of­fice five years; pre­si­dent of the High Priests’ Quo­rum (1874-1901); a High Coun­cil­or (1890-1903); an evan­gel­i­cal min­is­ter, June 8, 1902, which of­fice he held until his death. On De­cem­ber 6, 1862, he was sent to Eng­land as a mis­sion­a­ry and was abroad two years. --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: O, Lord, around thine altar now
Author: Charles Derry



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